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Fellow Arrowmen,
Now is the time to join Drum Team. We need interested youth dedicated to learning the traditions and songs of our southern drum in order to compete at Conclave next April. This group may even continue to work together to prepare for competing at NOAC in 2018.
Please check your email or the Lodge website before heading out to any drum session. You will also notice that there are two sessions scheduled for most months. Getting together to sing only once per month is simply not enough for anyone to make real progress as a singer. Two sessions per month will also help everyone be better prepared for Lodge Pow Wow in March and especially for the singing competition at the Section 7B Conclave in April.
Scout Uniforms are not required for drum practice sessions. However, long pants are required to sit at the drum. Also, no open-toe shoes (sandals, flip-flops) and no tank-top t-shirts. This is one of several ways that we show our respect for the drum and all that it represents. Dancers (and those who would like to be) are always welcome at any drum practice. A dancer who is familiar with Native American powwow songs will be a better dancer. Also, non-OA members (Scouts, Webelos, Cubs, etc.) are welcome to attend our practice sessions.


Save the date: 19-21 January 2018 Carolina Indian Seminar (CIS), Statesville NC – Excellent learning opportunity for all AIA – dancers, singers, ceremonialist. Individuals should register to attend with their chapter.

2018 CIS First Timer’s Information, 2018 CIS Group Information Letter, 2018 Group Registration Form


Date Time* Location

*Except if noted below: Food and Fellowship starts at 2:00 PM. We will open the drum at 2:30 PM.

7 January Fayetteville

28 January Durham

11 February Fayetteville

25 February Durham

11 March Fayetteville

25 March Durham

8 April Fayetteville

15 April Durham

6 May Fayetteville 

27 May  Durham

10 June 

24 June

1/8 July

15/22 July

12 August  

9 September

30 September 

14 October

28 October

*Schedule and location subject to change. Check website or email for latest date before coming. 

**Food and Fellowship starts at 2:00 PM. We will open the drum at 2:30 PM.

Participate in your third drum session and receive a FREE drumstick kit!

I hope to see you at our next drum session.

 Bill Morris

Lodge Drum Advisor

919-949-7163 (Text only at camp)

336-858-0466 (Voice, email, and text usually work at camp)

Nick Lampman, AIA Singing Chairman, [email protected]


MEETING TIME:  Fellowship 2:00 – 2:30 PM, 2:30 – 4:30 PM Drum & Singing Session


Troop 402 Scout Hut – Durham = 847 Glenco Rd Durham NC 27703

Drum sessions are held in Durham at the Troop 402 Scout Hut (Sponsored by the Bethesda Ruritan), 847 Glenco Road in southeast Durham near Research Triangle Park and only a short distance from the intersection of US Highway 70 (Glenwood Ave) and Miami Boulevard.

SAUMC = St Andrews United Methodist Church, 121 Lofton Drive, Fayetteville NC 28311

Directions to Lodge Drum Meet in Durham:

From I-40, take the Durham Freeway exit (Highway 147), exit 279B and stay on the freeway north towards downtown Durham. Take the Ellis Road exit. At the bottom of the off-ramp, turn right (east) on Ellis Road and follow it to the traffic light (Miami Blvd). This is a “T” intersection. Turn left on Miami Blvd and go about one-quarter mile to the first traffic light (Angier Avenue). Wendy’s and KFC/Taco Bell will be on the left. At the light, turn right on Angier Avenue and go to the third street (Glenco Road). Turn right on Glenco Road and go about 0.4 mile. The Bethesda Ruritan Scout Building is on the left (there is a sign).

From I-85, take the exit for US Highway 70 East. Follow US 70 to the traffic light at Miami Blvd (south toward RTP, I-40, and the airport) and Mineral Springs Road (north toward highway 98). From US 70, look for the signs for I-40. Turn right (south) on Miami Blvd towards Research Triangle Park and I-40. Go to the first traffic light (Angier Avenue). Turn left on Angier Avenue and go to the third street (Glenco Road). Turn right on Glenco Road and go about 0.4 mile. The Scout Building is still on the left.

From Raleigh and the southeast: Take the I-40 exit for Miami Blvd and continue towards Durham until you reach Angier Avenue (watch for Wendy’s and KFC/Taco Bell on the left. Turn right on Angier Avenue and go to the third street. Turn right on Glenco Road and go about 0.4 mile. The Scout Building hasn’t moved.

From west Raleigh, use Glenwood Avenue / US 70 West. Turn left on Miami Blvd and continue as above.


Drum Team photos